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Employee Spotlight - Nate Zavala - Service Technician - Coeur d'Alene, ID

Nate, a newer member of “Worst” service crew, always brings a smile and a great attitude to the job. In his free time you can find him hunting, fishing, competing in long range shooting, or spending time with his wife and young son. He is a Northwest native, having grown up in Bend, Oregon and parts of Idaho. At the age of sixteen, Nate surfed with Danny Devito’s son. He claims that he was taller than him, however, no photographic evidence has been provided.

At Worst since 2019

Why Our Customers Should “Expect the Best from RC Worst”

We are a locally owned, fourth generation, family owned business. For over 65 years we have been effectively serving the needs of municipalities, engineers, contractors, and homeowners throughout the Pacific Northwest and beyond. We are dedicated to delivering the highest quality products and services for the water and wastewater treatment industry. With the support of our highly trained staff, we provide a lasting value to each customer we support.

We are a distributor of pumps, packaged pumping systems, on-site wastewater treatment equipment, on-site wastewater treatment systems, custom electrical control panels for water and wastewater applications, water well supplies, drilling supplies, and water treatment equipment. R.C. Worst & Company, Inc. provides a full line of water and wastewater pumping and treatment equipment and supplies. Our inventory is the largest and most complete in the Inland Northwest.

R.C. Worst & Company, Inc. currently staffs over 30 employees with decades of experience in the water and wastewater industry. A combination of factory-trained staff and top-quality products make R.C. Worst & Co. the perfect choice to service or sell any pumping system... large or small. With over 65 years of experience, R.C. Worst & Co. knows how to build systems that last. Our highly trained staff can help you find the right equipment and supplies for just about any application.

What makes us the best?

  1. Top-quality products. The products that we sell online are the same products that we sell and install for our neighbors. We only sell and install quality products that we know through experience have the best longevity in the industry. Period.
  2. Industry experts. We have well-trained engineers, electricians, and technicians to help you with any project big or small.
  3. Fast shipping: If in stock, we can normally ship on the same day. Shipments leave in the afternoon, so place your order by 11 AM PST or 2 PM EST and, if it’s in stock, it will ship same day.
  4. We are available for your product and technical questions. Call toll free at 855-329-4519, email at or chat with us online.
  5. How to and product videos. We produce how to videos to support the products and services that we sell. Click here to check out the RC Worst YouTube Channel
  6. We answer the phone. Our office is open from 7 AM to 5 PM PST.

Commonly asked questions at RC Worst:

Why “Worst”?

R.C. Worst & Company was founded in 1950 by Robert Charles Worst or “RC” as he was well known.

Are you really the “Worst” on “Best”?

Yes, our main office is located at 625 East Best Avenue in beautiful Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.

What customers say about us

RC Worst & Co, Inc - thank you guys for getting me the parts I need. I am very glad I stumbled onto your company while searching the web! - website customer

Great company! They are professional, proficient, and very knowledgeable. Being a high-end custom home builder in the area, their quality and service is right in line with our company standards. - service customer

“I got the best from the Worst company.

These guys have "KILLER" prices.

They ship "lightning fast".

Item arrived sooner than expected, usually when prices are this great, they ship it economy (which takes forever) to make up for the KILLER prices.

...their shipping dept ROCKS !!! OMG !!!” - website customer